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Blog Posts Tagged MEMS Module

Simulating a MEMS-Based Pressure Sensor Inspired by a Cave Fish

August 17, 2015

Oceanic inspiration: Researchers from the PSG College of Technology in India used numerical simulation to investigate a pressure sensor design inspired by the blind Mexican cave fish.

Simulating a Valveless Micropump Mechanism

July 17, 2015

Valveless micropumps are integral to many microfluidic systems. Simulation can be used to study the fluid–structure interaction occurring in these components to improve their performance.

Modeling a Stacked Piezoelectric Actuator in a Valve

May 13, 2015

Piezoelectric valves are energy efficient, durable, and fast. You can model a key component of this device responsible for opening and closing the valve: a stacked piezoelectric actuator.

Improving the Power of Optical Systems via Component Design

January 21, 2015

Adaptive optics are used to improve the power of optical systems — beyond the obstacles imposed by the optical medium. See examples and learn how to model adaptive optics systems.

New Piezoelectric Modeling Interface in COMSOL 5.0

December 30, 2014

As of version 5.0 of COMSOL Multiphysics®, there is a new interface for simulating piezoelectric devices; it has predefined features that make it easy to set up and run a piezoelectric model.

Modeling a Surface Micromachined Accelerometer

December 23, 2014

There are plenty of MEMS manufacturing techniques, but surface micromachining is preferred because it can merge electronic components and freely moving mechanical parts onto one substrate.

Video Tutorial: Capacitive Pressure Sensor

June 16, 2014

Looking for a visual explanation of how to model a miniaturized 3D electromechanics problem? Read this blog post for a quick overview and an embedded tutorial video.

Simulating an RF MEMS Switch

January 7, 2014

An RF MEMS switch is typically made up of a micromechanical bridge or cantilever, a substrate, and an electrode or dielectric layer. You can design such a device using RF simulation.